About the property
- Villa2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Casa Presioso is a beautiful two-story house on a private cul-de-sac in Santa Barbara on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean (former Netherlands Antilles). Being built on the hill, it has a spectacular free panoramic view overlooking the ocean, Kralendijk and the islet Klein Bonaire.
Do yo have a special request or need? You may contact the owners directly by writing them an email at info[at]casa.presioso.com (please replace '[at]' with the '@' sign when sending a message).
Relax in the private pool with spacious sundeck, lie back in the lush cushions of our lounge area on the porch, or enjoy the serenity of every-day's beautiful sunsets after dinner on the outdoor dining room on the second floor - the best way to conclude another day of diving or snorkeling!
Casa Presioso has room for 6 people. Bedrooms accommodate 2 persons. On special request we can put in an extra foldable bed for one extra person. It is possible to use an extra bed(room) for the cost of 1 extra person (to cover cost of cleaning, bedlinen and utilities); please notify the owner if that is you wish. For a baby or toddler (up to 2 years) there is always place available for no extra cost (if no extra bedroom is needed). If you require anything extra: we welcome special requests and try our best to fulfil them.
All bedrooms have A/C and traditional ceiling fans with light and remote control. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and private bathroom. The other two bedrooms have large double beds that can be separated into two single beds and a shared bathroom.
Casa Presioso is especially well suited and equipped for divers and snorkelers: on the side of the house you will find separate rinse tanks for clothes, dive equipment and underwater photo/film gear, as well as a (lockable) drying area.
Casa Presioso owns a 2014 Toyota HiLux double cabin (5p) pickup, which we offer our guests to borrow when staying at the house. The car will be delivered to you clean and with a full tank of gas and you simply return it with a full tank again. As borrower you only pay for the cost of full insurance and depreciation of the car: €39 per night of your stay, all-inclusive. You do not pay any additional taxes or fees a rental company would charge you. For comparison: commercial rental companies advertise with low daily rates, but then add the cost of insurance ($11 per day for CDW and $19 per day for full insurance), extra costs for extra drivers or child seats, 'location fee' for being for having an office at or near the airport (6% on total), VAT (6% on total) and government tax (an extra $4 per day), which results in doubling the cost they advertise.
For guests that lend our car, we are able to reduce waiting times after your arrival to zero: we offer our guests a free transfer from the airport to our house and back again. On arrival a taxi van will be waiting for you to bring you directly to our house, where you will be welcomed by our property manager. For your return home the same taxi mini van will pick you up from the house and bring you back to the airport. In case your flight does not leave for several hours, you may also choose to have the taxi bring you to Kralendijk or a beach club of your choice between our house and the airport, to enjoy your last hours on the island to the fullest (in which case you will organize your own last transfer to the airport). Casa Presioso will fully organize and pay this service for you!
The computer in the living room is installed with professional photo editing software and equipped with a card-reader that can handle all types of memory cards. Use it to upload your photos to your Facebook or Flickr account, or view your slideshow on the TV screen in the living room! Throughout the house you will have (unlimited) broadband WiFi access.
The free-standing villa has a large and beautiful garden (1088 m² / 11,711 sq. ft.) with palm trees, bougainvillea and oleanders that bloom the whole year through.
On this website you can get a detailed and full quote to rent the house for any given period and number of people. Car loan is optional, and therefore not yet included in that quote.
Except for the optional car loan, no other costs, taxes or fees will be added. The quote includes:
- Fresh linen and bath towels (every week)
- Bathroom/kitchen cleaning (every week)
- Luxury beach towels
- Pool cleaning (twice every week)
- Garden maintenance (every week)
- Check-out cleaning
- Utilities (gas, water, electricity), internet, PC
- Taxes, including Bonaire Tourist Tax
- 10% Discount vouchers for diving at Dive Friends Bonaire or trips with Bonaire from the Sea
- Computer with photo editing software
- At-your-service property manager
- Free airport pick-up and return with taxi mini van: zero waiting times!
Roel and Mariëlle
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Roel and Mariëlle
We are a dutch couple working in the Amsterdam area as PhD molecular biologist at the Academic Medical Center and owner of a medium-sized software company. When we aren't working you will probably find us up in the air (paragliding or flying a sports airplane), down below (diving and shooting UW pictures).
Roel and Mariëlle purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Roel and Mariëlle chose Santa Barbara
After having spent our holiday in several other houses on the island we thought it would be exciting to look for one that could be our own. One of the first houses we found was Casa Presioso and we immediately fell in love with its great lay-out and really spectacular views. Over the last couple of years, with the help of the great ideas and feedback of our guests, we managed to continuously improve the house inside and out, and we intend to keep doing that, as we love to be there ourselves as well!
What makes this Villa unique
Nothing beats sitting on our outdoor dining terrace after dinner, enjoying a drink and a great sunset or gazing at the stars and lights of fishing boats on the sea at night...
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a wonderful one week stay at Casa Presioso! The manager, Nathalie, was very welcoming, and helpful if we had any questions. The casa was very clean and beautiful, with a great view of the island (to the south), and Klien Bonaire! We would certainly consider Casa Presioso for any future visits to Bonaire! Cheers!
Right from the beginning the customer service was amazing!! Nathalie was at the airport to greet us, drove us to Casa Presioso and then went through the house and explain everything to us. She had even purchased some food essentials, so we could have coffee/tea and breakfast the next morning without having to go to the supermarket. True customer service!
The house is well appointed with all the amenities that you would ever need and the views are gorgeous with a stunning sunset every night. Thank you for making our trip a memorable one!
This was the 4th time we've stayed at Casa Presioso, and every year it becomes more enjoyable. The garden is a tropical oasis--there are palm trees; blooming bougainvillea, oleander, and tuturutu; hummingbirds, yellow warblers, troupials, and flocks of bright green parakeets. The house, pool, and garden are meticulously maintained; the house's location on a hillside provides fabulous views of sunsets, rainbows, and the island of Klein Bonaire. On a clear day, you can even see Curacao. You're in a quiet residential neighborhood, but restaurants and shopping are only a short drive away. Nathalie, the caretaker, makes sure that you have everything you need--the refrigerator and kitchen are stocked with the essentials so that you can begin right away to enjoy your vacation in paradise. We have already booked our visit for next year.
We had a wonderful week at the house! Nathalie, the property manager, was there to pick us up at the airport and responded promptly to all questions. The pool and garden are beautiful and the kitchen well appointed and stocked. The iguanas and parrots visited the garden daily. It was great to have rinse tanks and a locked closet for dive gear on site. It made it much easier than cleaning gear at the dive store. We cannot wait to return! Thank you!!
Awesome place to stay with AWESOME owners
My husband and i stayed here for 12 days. The house was great along with the views. I can't say enough about the owners of this property they really keep in touch with you and will answer any question you have. Natalie the property manager was very helpful and easy to get along with. I would recommend this property to anyone looking and would stay here again.
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All fees and taxes, including Bonaire Tourist tax ($5.45 per night per person >12yr), are included in the automatic online quote. Unless you like to loan our car, there will be no other fee or taxes added to the total displayed in the online quote. Optional car loan: if you want to use the 2014 Toyota HiLux Double-cabin Pickup (5 persons), please notify the owner to add it to your rental for only €34 per night of your stay. FREE taxi (minivan) transfer from and to the airport is included - no waiting after arrival! Low season: mid April - mid December High season: mid December - mid April No higher XMas rates Returning guests: ask for special prices!